South east timber merchants, Champion Timber, enjoyed a successful opening event for its tenth branch this week.
Tradespeople were invited to the brand new Weybridge branch on Vickers Drive and were greeted with complimentary refreshments from a vintage style posh burger van, given goody bags and experienced special offers in celebration of the company’s expansion.
Raffle tickets were available with the first prize of a VIP driving experience at Mercedes-Benz Brooklands and runner-up prizes of 4×4 experiences.
Visitors also met and kindly sponsored Yard Sales Manager, Kraig Seymour, who is fearlessly taking part in two extreme challenges over the summer to raise funds for Shooting Star Chase, a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Kraig will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and doing a sky dive, kitted out in his very own Champion Timber/Shooting Star Chase branded onesie. Kraig can be sponsored in-branch and online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kraig-Seymour2.
Branch Manager Kevin Simper and Operations Director David Lincoln officially opened the branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Champion’s Angels, a fleet of branded trikes, were also on site offering free hot beverages and fun photo opportunities.
Mike Bird, Director of Marketing, said: “The Weybridge branch launch event went really well and we had lots of customers in. The atmosphere was great, with enthusiastic staff and customers, and our raffle ticket collection box is filling up quickly. We’re excited to choose the winner on Monday 4th. The new branch offers tradespeople the brand’s usual, exceptional range of timber products and accessories and we’re very happy to have had such a positive welcome to Weybridge.”
The new branch address is:
Unit A303, Brooklands Industrial Estate, Vickers Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0YU